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The 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In America (How badly do you want to work?)
Business Insider ^ | 09/20/2011 | Gus Lubin and Kevin Lincoln

Posted on 09/21/2011 9:46:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

A few years ago many Americans would have turned their noses up at a blue collar job with a fatality rate of 116 per 100k and a much higher injury rate.

Not any more.

In this economy plenty of the 14,000,000 unemployed would be glad to get work as a fisherman or other dangerous jobs.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: dangerousjobs; jobs; work

1 posted on 09/21/2011 9:46:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Ice Road Trucker, Lisa.

2 posted on 09/21/2011 9:57:56 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’ll take the co-driver job, thank you.


3 posted on 09/21/2011 10:00:51 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45

I would too before she became more and more airheaded.


4 posted on 09/21/2011 10:08:50 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: SeekAndFind

The most dangerous jobs are all male dominated occupations. That is not “fair.” The feminazis should be demanding equality when it comes to getting killed on the job.


5 posted on 09/21/2011 10:09:10 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: SeekAndFind

Help Wanted: looking for motivated individual to be Barney Frank’s Living Chair.


6 posted on 09/21/2011 10:17:54 AM PDT by NativeSon
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To: SeekAndFind

I vote for large animal veterinarian from experience.


7 posted on 09/21/2011 10:20:21 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: SeekAndFind

The most dangerous job in America used to be “Knowing Bill Clinton personally”.

Highest death-rates of any known profession.


8 posted on 09/21/2011 10:20:46 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Actually, the most dangerous job is President of the United States. I believe you have about a 10 percent chance of being assassinated.

I’m pretty sure the survival rates for space shuttle astronauts is not much better either.


9 posted on 09/21/2011 10:22:47 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: vetvetdoug

RE: I vote for large animal veterinarian from experience.

How about aireal acrobat or Lion Tamer?


10 posted on 09/21/2011 10:24:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: MNDude

Not for last year or the last 49. Rate for ths last 49 years is zero.


11 posted on 09/21/2011 10:40:08 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: wally_bert

The new girl, jackie? shows promise ;)


12 posted on 09/21/2011 11:32:33 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: SeekAndFind

Structural ironworker was in the top three for decades and the fact it is not anywhere on this list suggests it was overlooked. Or, it may be the small number of bridge and tall building projects during the sample period.

At one time, was able to say I had worked 2 out of the top 3 - commerical fishing never appealed to me.


13 posted on 09/21/2011 11:53:27 AM PDT by frog in a pot (Their bible calls for either our conversion or our death - how and when has that changed ?)
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To: Ratman83

True, although Reagan was shot and almost killed.


14 posted on 09/21/2011 11:57:17 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: frog in a pot
How would you like to do this kind of work and have lunch at the top of the world? These were the men who built the RCA Building at Rockefeller Center (Now the GE Building) in New York.


15 posted on 09/21/2011 12:22:07 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: frog in a pot
EDIT TO ADD: This is how the Building Looked like under construction...

16 posted on 09/21/2011 12:23:25 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: MNDude
Actually, the most dangerous job is President of the United States. I believe you have about a 10 percent chance of being assassinated.

Not enough data....

17 posted on 09/21/2011 12:25:13 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: vetvetdoug

Large animal vet ... yep, high potential for getting messed up.

I was surprised that farming and ranching stats did not cite work with livestock.

DH, DS 1 and 2 and FIL are pretty careful around machinery but livestock can be so unpredictable. DH had had some great escapes while working cattle, PTL. I’m always glad when we are done sorting and loading cattle.


18 posted on 09/21/2011 12:44:20 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: vetvetdoug

Large animal vet ... yep, high potential for getting messed up.

I was surprised that farming and ranching stats did not cite work with livestock.

DH, DS 1 and 2 and FIL are pretty careful around machinery but livestock can be so unpredictable. DH had had some great escapes while working cattle, PTL. I’m always glad when we are done sorting and loading cattle.


19 posted on 09/21/2011 12:44:39 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: SeekAndFind

The guys in the photos out at the end of a beam were most often, if not always, the “connectors” (although they were staged photos, there was nothing for them to do at the end of the beam). They were also the guys that scampered up the tall columns to hook up the arriving beams.

Connecting was the riskiest of all the jobs. I did the rest of it but due to a busted hip a few years earlier, did not volunteer for connecting.

It was often challenging work and most of it was enjoyable.


20 posted on 09/21/2011 12:44:39 PM PDT by frog in a pot (Their bible calls for either our conversion or our death - how and when has that changed ?)
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To: frog in a pot
Structural ironworker was in the top three for decades and the fact it is not anywhere on this list suggests it was overlooked. Or, it may be the small number of bridge and tall building projects during the sample period.

My vague impression is that those jobs have gotten much safer due to increased use of safety harnesses, etc.

Was watching a documentary on the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the 1950s, and nobody had any sort of safety harness at all.

21 posted on 09/21/2011 12:47:17 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: vetvetdoug
I vote for large animal veterinarian from experience

Were you on the Forest Service grizzly bear artificial insemination team?

22 posted on 09/21/2011 12:51:34 PM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Cowman

“Yep - and dang glad we were doing it artificially!”


23 posted on 09/21/2011 1:01:11 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: Strategerist
My vague impression is that those jobs have gotten much safer due to increased use of safety harnesses, etc.

You may be quite correct. Even a few decades ago the basic ironworking tool belt had heavy metal rings that would allow a worker to carry a safety line and "snap in" around the iron when working off the ground. However, when moving around on open iron or working in a flat area, snapping in was very inconvenient and simply not practised. Today, it may be a strongly enforced safety requirement.

24 posted on 09/21/2011 1:05:54 PM PDT by frog in a pot (Their bible calls for either our conversion or our death - how and when has that changed ?)
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To: MNDude
"Actually, the most dangerous job is President of the United States. I believe you have about a 10 percent chance of being assassinated."

Oddly, one single man was present for the deaths of 3 assasinated Presidents: Richard (or Robert) Todd Lincoln. He was with McKinley, Garfield, and with his dad Abraham.

25 posted on 09/21/2011 1:07:37 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: MNDude

Yes but you know what they say close only counts in horsehoes, hand granades and nuclear weapons.


26 posted on 09/21/2011 1:10:10 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d rather travel the ice road in alaska with professional drivers (for the most part, there is car traffic as well) than what I do now. I am a courier in a major metro area. Surrounded by idiots I am ;)


27 posted on 09/21/2011 1:11:22 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: SeekAndFind

I am working #1 and #3 at the same time. : ) I should be dead.


28 posted on 09/21/2011 1:21:28 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Uhhhh!)
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To: Cowman; vetvetdoug
Were you on the Forest Service grizzly bear artificial insemination team?

Yes, and second question - was it before or after your class on sex identification in Grizzly Bears?

29 posted on 09/21/2011 1:34:07 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
For instance, I was cleaning the teeth of a Persian Snow Leopard when my anesthetist failed to use enough isofluorane to keep the cat under....
30 posted on 09/21/2011 3:12:22 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: SeekAndFind
I vote for this one: Fixing an antenna on the Empire State Building.


31 posted on 09/21/2011 3:18:13 PM PDT by Fledermaus (There is seriously NOTHING that can make me vote for Romney. The world ends either way.)
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To: vetvetdoug
For instance, I was cleaning the teeth of a Persian Snow Leopard when my anesthetist failed to use enough isofluorane to keep the cat under...

Oooh. Yeah. Yeah, that could be a little awkward. No chance of working from the inside?

32 posted on 09/21/2011 3:31:49 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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